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Performers rehearse in January 2018 for the controversial Hungarian State Opera production of George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess. Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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George Gershwin's beloved An American In Paris features the sounds of taxi horns — but a musicologist argues we've been using the wrong ones. Creative Commons hide caption

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Has 'An American In Paris' Been Honking Up The Wrong Key?

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Frank Sinatra captured by photographer William "PoPsie" Randolph during a 1943 concert. Author Ben Yagoda points to Sinatra as one of the interpreters who helped revive the Great American Songbook. William "PoPsie" Randolph/Courtesy of Riverhead hide caption

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When Pop Broke Up With Jazz

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Astaire, Burns, Allen In 'Distress' In London Town

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Gustavo Dudamel leads the L.A. Philharmonic and pianist Herbie Hancock in an all-Gershwin season opener. Matthew Imaging/Los Angeles Philharmonic hide caption

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Audra McDonald (left) and Norm Lewis play the title characters in a new and controversial take on Porgy and Bess. Michael J. Lutch/Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater hide caption

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'Porgy And Bess': Messing With A Classic

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Gordon Goodwin arranged "Rhapsody In Blue" for his Big Phat Band. Concord Music Group hide caption

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A Big, Phat 'Rhapsody In Blue'

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Judy Garland (right) sang "I Got Rhythm" in the 1943 movie version of the 1930s musical Girl Crazy. Courtesy of MGM hide caption

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The free-spirited cellist Matt Haimovitz. Steph Mackinnon hide caption

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Hear Matt Haimovitz and Uccello play Gershwin's "Liza"

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Hear Marin Alsop and Scott Simon Discuss Gershwin On 'Weekend Edition Saturday'

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